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Old 03-07-2011, 06:34 PM   #181
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Onto the tank, it is fantastic. I don't know why you don't think your tank isn't fabulous. It's one of my favorites, definitely in the top three
I agree. This tank is one of my favorites, too.

What kind of sand are you using? I like how white it is. Does it look that white in real life?
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Old 03-07-2011, 06:58 PM   #182
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thanks!

its just white pool filter sand. yes it does look that white, but has dulled down alot on the surface from the biofilm. i like it dulled down, it was too white at first.

i have to say that i like medium to light colored substrates so much that i will never use a dark one again, which hurts my blackened soul.


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I agree. This tank is one of my favorites, too.

What kind of sand are you using? I like how white it is. Does it look that white in real life?
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Old 03-07-2011, 07:06 PM   #183
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thanks!

its just white pool filter sand. yes it does look that white, but has dulled down alot on the surface from the biofilm. i like it dulled down, it was too white at first.

i have to say that i like medium to light colored substrates so much that i will never use a dark one again, which hurts my blackened soul.
I like your soul! Lol


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Old 03-07-2011, 11:57 PM   #184
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Well, just don't look at the tank everyday, and you'll see why it's so fantastic to the rest of us.

That first drawing reminds me of my grandma's views on tv and the evil things that she would tell us crawled out of them into our souls. I totally want that paper. The second is cracking me up. Reminds me of Tiny Toons for some reason. Yeah, don't punch me now....

Since you shared, I'll leave you with my word doodles:


Here I lie in my own blood,
all because of your hatred,
your wants,
your lust.

Doubt creeps into my mind,
poisoning all happiness,
severing trust.
Scared,
alone,
weak.
These are doubt’s companions.

You destroyed me.
Tearing apart my childhood.
Leaving me with tears to last a lifetime.
Leaving me with broken innocence.

Desperately,
I reach to hold on.
Nothing is there.
......nothing is there.
I fall.
I fall to my knees.
Will you please forgive me?

Doubt creeps into my mind,
poisoning all happiness,
severing trust.
Scared,
alone,
weak.
These are doubt’s companions.



Well, enough of hijacking your journal.
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Old 03-08-2011, 12:54 AM   #185
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uh, you wanna come over and write some lyrics for me? yea if you could sing too, that would be great. dont worry i have pitch shifters . and hijack away, i don't mind. this is the most action this thread has ever seen . (btw that took some courage putting that out there, don't think i would post anything i've written anywhere).

i have 4 or 5 notebooks full of that stuff that date back to the early 90's. some pages contain more writing than drawings.

your grandma was right because tiny toons IS evil!
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Old 03-08-2011, 01:23 AM   #186
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My grammy has a lot of strange beliefs, but the more I watch television, the more I am thinking she had it right on this one.

To be honest, words are my passion. Nothing like a rough childhood to make a poetic soul. Don't ask why I posted that, probably lack of sleep and for some reason I had this strong feeling I had to. I rarely ignore a feeling that primal. I was told I had a lovely voice in choir, but I am much to shy to sing nowadays. You're on your own on that one.

So now that I am thoroughly embarrassed, I'll leave you with this: It is not fair you can draw, write and play instruments.
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:18 AM   #187
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learn many, master none. i'd rather be great at one thing than ok at multiple things.
i never said i could play instruments, i just said i liked turning knobs.


i wouldnt be embarrassed if you are passionate about writing why not let someone read it?
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Old 03-08-2011, 02:21 AM   #188
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learn many, master none. i'd rather be great at one thing than ok at multiple things.
i never said i could play instruments, i just said i liked turning knobs.


i wouldnt be embarrassed if you are passionate about writing why not let someone read it?
I'm like sara, great with algae terrible with tanks :p

J/k I actually reAlly admire her tanks




We are in need of photos man


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learn many, master none. i'd rather be great at one thing than ok at multiple things.
i never said i could play instruments, i just said i liked turning knobs.


i wouldnt be embarrassed if you are passionate about writing why not let someone read it?
At least you know which knobs need turning. I don't even know how to tune a fork.

It's embarrasing cuz I ain't good and who wants to read stuff like that? Most of the stuff I write I don't speak, so it's also very revealing to my inner being.

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I agree with the algae and the need of photos. I'd totally like some closeup pictures of plants and fish. And James, watch it or I'll send you algae. Haha!
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Nooooooooo!


Looks like this thread is officially derailed


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Old 03-08-2011, 03:56 AM   #191
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Okay, so I just re-read this whole thread and I have a couple of questions. First, how thick is your substrate, or if you can just remember how many bags you used? I just got a 125 gallon tank and am in the planning stage. I can't afford to fill it all with eco complete or flourite, so I was thinking about doing the potting soil with sand cap like you (my sand would be black, though... I guess my soul is darker than yours).

Also, what fish do you have in there. You said you lost a lot of them last month due to over gassing with CO2, but I never saw a complete list. I know you have discus and cardinals, and I could have sworn I saw a cockatoo dwarf cichlid in there. I was thinking of going with blue discus and apistos or blue angels and apistos.

Oh, and nice tank, btw. I am jealous. I know mine will never look this good.
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:20 PM   #192
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I hate tuesdays.. if any of you work with banks & lockboxes you will know why.

micro, macro, micro, micro, micro, macro, research, micro, research. all day long.

i started the day off right by promptly stepping in cat barf that was left ever so lovingly right next to my bed. anyone want 2 cats?

live together in prefect harmony...
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Old 03-08-2011, 05:27 PM   #193
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I don't miss stepping in cat barf. The 3 things I was happy to let the ex keep in the divorce!
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Old 03-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #194
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its too thick in the rear. 3 - 4" of dirt then an inch cap of sand i dont suggest going that deep but i wanted the slope. its only an inch deep in the front with no soil in the very front. i have been battling swamp gas for the last month because i made it too deep. if i was you i wouldnt spend money on eco.

i bought a large bag, don't remember the size but it was the largest i could find. i dont think i used it all either if i remember correctly there was a lot left.

i think i posted a list. the only thing that wouldve changed was the quantities. you are right, there is a pair of Apisto cac's, which were unaffected by the co2, so were the Apisto steind...

ive noticed my female cac tries to "move" the discus. sometimes rather forcefully nipping at fins.

i also just added some angelfish and restocked all the loss. (after QT mind you)

thanks, don't be jealous. if you only knew all the problems!

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Okay, so I just re-read this whole thread and I have a couple of questions. First, how thick is your substrate, or if you can just remember how many bags you used? I just got a 125 gallon tank and am in the planning stage. I can't afford to fill it all with eco complete or flourite, so I was thinking about doing the potting soil with sand cap like you (my sand would be black, though... I guess my soul is darker than yours).

Also, what fish do you have in there. You said you lost a lot of them last month due to over gassing with CO2, but I never saw a complete list. I know you have discus and cardinals, and I could have sworn I saw a cockatoo dwarf cichlid in there. I was thinking of going with blue discus and apistos or blue angels and apistos.

Oh, and nice tank, btw. I am jealous. I know mine will never look this good.
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I don't miss stepping in cat barf. The 3 things I was happy to let the ex keep in the divorce!
haha... they are my wifes cats also.
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